007: John Hughes – Author of “Unselling” and Founder of Gnu Talent

This week I interview John Hughes, the author of “Unselling” and the Founder and Managing Partner of Gnu Talent. Gnu Talent is based in the Seattle area and is focused exclusively on recruiting technology leaders for their clients for positions such as CIO and CTO.

We discuss John’s journey from corporate technology manager to founding his own firm. Along the way John decided to write Unselling, part personal memoir, part advice and best practices for starting a consulting practice.

John’s Books


Haunting the CEO

The movie John appeared in about HSP

Sensitive film

John’s FirmGnu Talent

Books and other items mentioned in this episode:

The E-Myth

The Five Dysfunctions of the Team

Good to Great

The Goal

Bird by Bird

On Writing

The Journey of Desire

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

Dare to Lead

Braving the Wilderness